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Photos of Leland Melvin and Space Shuttle Tile at Bruce-Monroe @ Park View

March 8, 2012

Readers may recall that Leland Melvin, NASA’s associate administrator for education and a former space shuttle astronaut, presented a space shuttle tile to the Bruce Monroe at Park View School on February 27,  2012. I was finally able to get some photographs of the event and am sharing them here.

Leland Melvin presenting Space Shuttle tile to the Bruce-Monroe @ Park View School (NASA photo)

Leland Melvin with children from the school (NASA Photo)

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Bruce-Monroe @ Park View Presented Space Shuttle Tile by Leland Melvin

February 28, 2012

Space shuttle tile

According to a NASA press release, yesterday, February 27,  2012, Leland Melvin, NASA’s associate administrator for education and a former space shuttle astronaut, presented a space shuttle tile to the Bruce Monroe at Park View School and spoke to the students.

During the presentation, Melvin shared his experiences as a crew member aboard the space shuttle Atlantis on two missions, STS-122 in 2008 and STS-129 in 2009. He also discussed NASA careers, including how to become an astronaut, and the opportunities available to students who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.

NASA’s education programs employ the agency’s many missions to inspire learners of all ages. The space shuttle tile program is an example of how the agency uses its unique assets to engage student audiences.

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Highlights from Santa’s Workshop

December 21, 2009

You may remember that the Park View Recreation Center played host for the DC Cares and local schools Santa’s Workshop this year. While a summary of this year’s program is still being compiled, early reports indicate that over 700 kids participated. One of the highlights was a visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday, December 14th. Mr. Bolden is a four-time shuttle astronaut and the first African-American to head NASA on a permanent basis.
NASA Administrator Bolden Volunteers with the DC Cares Program (200912140005HQ)(Image from the NASA Headquarter flickr pool. Additional photos of Mr. Bolden’s visit can be found here)


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